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Self surgery on ingrown toenail

This is a discussion on Self surgery on ingrown toenail within the Off Topic & Humor Discussion forums, part of the The Back Porch category; If it ever comes up again, Ora-gel [ like Sister said] or you can use that Freezing spray that cake decorators use to numb it ...

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    If it ever comes up again, Ora-gel [ like Sister said] or you can use that Freezing spray that cake decorators use to numb it before surgery! I used to have that happen often. Once I realized that I was diabetic and got that under control I stopped having ingrown nails. both finger and toe nails. DR
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    Quote Originally Posted by HotBrass45 View Post
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    Learning to take care of one's feet is one of a soldier's highest priorities.

    Some practical advice for those prone to ingrown toenails:

    1. Go barefoot, when able, but loose socks for warmth. If you have slippery floors, get traction socks. Sandals are fine, if they're flat sandals whose straps wrap around your feet or you big toe without touching the tip of any toe, the nail or the nail bed. I rarely wear shoes anymore. Usually just simple leather sandals at home. Shoes outside the home, but they're lose with a big, wide toe box.

    Unless you're prone to gout, which can be sensitive to too much heat, genuine fleece slippers are good for winter.

    And, unless you're playing soccer or football, no shoe should be tight or hot. Snug for running shoes, and "just right" for all others, less than snug but not loose.

    2. Therapeutic soaks should range between normal saline (1.5 tsp per liter) and double saline (3 tsp i.e. 1 TBSP per liter) using non-iodized salt. Warm up to about 108 deg, but any hotter only breaks down cellular metabolism. That's not a good thing for your tissues, as you're trying to improve circulation, not cook your tissues.

    3. For magnesium (Epsom) soaks, follow directions, but magnesium is absorbed into the body, so beware any contraindications with other medicines.

    4. For wound soaks, 3% NaCl (5 tsp per liter) is a better irrigant than 0.9% NaCl (1.5 tsp per liter i.e. Normal Saline) for dressing of Open trauma wounds during initial stages of dressing. Their effectivity in maintaining advanced granulation is although questionable, probably owing to its desiccative action. Limit wound soaks to 30 min, 3x/day, combined with normal dressings between soaks.

    Caution: Except for special solutions used in hospitals, do NOT use any surfactant on open wounds, as it strips the tissues of a bunch of things they need to both protect themselves and heal.

    Caution: Do not use either iodized salt, chlorine, bromine, or iodine in the water as all are halogens. Sure, they're great for killing germs -- and your tissues, particularly the exposed portions of wounds which need to heal. Instead, boil the water, add the salt, and let cool.

    Used to be, if you went to the doctor with a cut they'd scrub it with Betadine. Not any more. They'll still scrub and debride it, but they'll irrigate it with water and IF they apply anything, it's usually a triple antibiotic.

    Note: For wounds that take a long time to heal, use 3% for the first week and 2% for successive weeks.
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    I’ve tried lots of things to get rid of an ingrown toenail, but the thing that seems to work best for me is to periodically dig the ends out and cut ‘em off before they really dig in themselves. About once a week, I do a little toe maintenance, lest I suffer to hobble in pain.


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    I was scared to scroll down figuring you may have posted a pic. Thank you for that omission. Glad it worked out, but darned if that wasn't hard to read.
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    @since9 Good information for everyone. You reminded me to look for a replacement pair of good fleece slippers. Thanks.
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    It is not the mountain ahead...but the pebble in your shoe.

    Any issue with the feet can be debilitating.

    A simple blister or two can turn a hike into something akin to a death march.
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    Next time video it and upload it to YouTube!
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    Quote Originally Posted by QKShooter View Post
    It is not the mountain ahead...but the pebble in your shoe.

    Any issue with the feet can be debilitating.

    A simple blister or two can turn a hike into something akin to a death march.
    My son recently attended some navy training at Coronado, CA. A long march in wet boots and sand left him with blisters so bad it looked like he'd walked on hot coals. The soled of his feet literally peeled off. It left him hobbled for quite a while.
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    G-Man, you are a tougher guy than I am. Excuse me while I go puke up my breakfast after reading this...
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    Quote Originally Posted by QKShooter View Post
    It is not the mountain ahead...but the pebble in your shoe.

    Any issue with the feet can be debilitating.

    A simple blister or two can turn a hike into something akin to a death march.
    I remember many times in survival school the instructors stressing, take care of your feet and they’ll take care of you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by msgt/ret View Post
    I remember many times in survival school the instructors stressing, take care of your feet and they’ll take care of you.
    That is one area where I do not skimp at all is on footwear, especially for hunting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by G26Raven View Post
    G-Man, you are a tougher guy than I am. Excuse me while I go puke up my breakfast after reading this...
    Save the chunks for lunch!
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldVet View Post
    Save the chunks for lunch!
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    All is good now.

    Happy feet!
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